Kids wear the Budget brunt

Future generations are the ones bearing the brunt of the National government’s failure to provide education services the funding they need to make ends meet, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Another crisis, another half-baked National plan

The National Party may have finally woken up to the teacher supply crisis facing our schools but their latest half-baked, rushed announcement falls well short of the mark in terms of what’s required, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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Education is for everyone, not just the elite

Proposals by the National Party to ration access to higher education will once again make it a privilege only available to the elite, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Kids must come first in enrolment debate

The best interests of children should be the major driver of any change to policies around initial school enrolments, not cost cutting or administrative simplicity, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Labour's position on Charter Schools

The Labour Party’s position on charter schools is crystal clear – we don’t support their establishment and when we’re next in government the legislation that allows for their creation will be repealed.

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Let kids be kids - scrap the standards

The National government’s decision to double-down on school standards that are neither national nor standard is a tragedy for kids, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Labour’s housing plan needed for Wellington as prices top $600,000

As the price of the average house in Wellington passes $600,000, the need for Labour’s plan to build affordable houses is getting more urgent, says Labour MP for Rimutaka Chris Hipkins.

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Labour welcomes Auditor General’s report on free schooling

The Labour Party welcomes the Auditor General’s most recent report underlining every child’s right to a free schooling, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

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Is the bromance over? Aussies walk all over Nats again

Bill English certainly hasn’t inherited his predecessor’s ability to charm his way into the Australian Government’s hearts if the latest attempt to freeze out Kiwis in Australia is anything to go by, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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Time to recognise school support staff

School support staff do an amazing job with some of our most vulnerable children and they deserve better recognition, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.

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